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Clergy relish trip down memory lane on jubilees

jubilarians

RETIRED priest Fr Bernie Costigan was 25 when he walked through St Stephen’s Cathedral to become a changed man. The year was 1966, and Fr Costigan was to take his first step on the long walk down the centre aisle to enter the priesthood. “Well, it was all very exciting in a way, and very humbling,” he said. Fifty years ... Read More »

Bishop says World Youth Day to answer life’s big questions

Bishop Joseph Oudeman

YOUNG people “looking for the essence of life” will be surprised to find an answer or two among millions of Catholics gathering in Poland next month, Brisbane auxiliary Bishop Joseph Oudeman said. Bishop Oudeman is one of 19 Australian bishops headed to the World Youth Day in Krakow, where an expected two million young Catholics will gather. It will be ... Read More »

Catholic teachers upgrade their technology skills

Teacher upgrade

TEACHERS have learnt about the importance of integrating technology in the classroom from two of the top experts in the field. The teachers, from various schools across Brisbane Catholic Education, came together at Apple’s head office in Brisbane City for the exclusive afternoon presentation and networking event with Dr Ruben Puentedura and Dr Damian Bebell. Dr Puentedura is the founder and president of ... Read More »

Rising Mass attendance drives Sunnybank church upgrade

New Sunnybank church

MASS attendance has caused a major challenge for Sunnybank parish priest Fr Dan Ryan – and for all the right reasons. Increasing numbers of Catholics at the six weekend Masses at Our Lady of Lourdes, Sunnybank, convinced Fr Ryan to sign the papers for a major church expansion this year. The new church project, which will cost up to $2.3 ... Read More »

Youth Feature: Annual Powerhouse of Leaders learn true meaning of mercy

Powerhouse of Leaders

SPONSORED BY BRISBANE CATHOLIC EDUCATION    LAUGHTER, joy and a few tears filled the Brisbane Powerhouse in New Farm when more than 400 student leaders came together for an inspirational day of spiritual formation and leadership. The student leaders from Brisbane Catholic Education and religious institute schools across Brisbane archdiocese gathered at the annual Powerhouse of Leaders to hear an ... Read More »

Youth Leader: Counting down to 2016 youth expo

youth-expo

SPONSORED BY ST STEPHEN’S CATHEDRAL YOUNG ADULTS MINISTRY (YAM) THE St Stephen’s Cathedral’s Youth and Vocations Expo 2016 welcomes youth and young adults to engage with more than 30 Catholic youth ministries, religious congregations and multicultural communities, to share live music, cultural sweets, souvenirs, food, drinks and a free Aussie barbecue. The expo, on Sunday, August 7, sparks youth evangelisation ... Read More »

Jordan’s cuppa with ‘Cossie’

Homeless with Cossie

JORDAN Briggs thought the highlight of his Saturday night would be swigging down a hot coffee outside St Stephen’s Cathedral in Brisbane. Mr Briggs, a New Zealand native, has been “on and off homeless” for the past five years. He has no income and a dried-up savings account, but offers to do housework in exchange for a roof over his ... Read More »

Catholic Education staff make every step count in fight against domestic violence

Darkness into Light walk

STAFF from Brisbane Catholic Education schools and offices were among hundreds who ran, jogged or walked from darkness into daylight to speak out against domestic violence. The Darkness to Daylight Challenge on May 4-5 was a unique experience that began in darkness with a few brave participants taking on a 110km run while others ran a 10km “together” challenge and ... Read More »

Glaswegian doctor behind bionic heart inspires Catholic professionals

Dr John Fraser

BRISBANE-based Professor John Fraser has published more than 200 academic papers and his medical research includes multi-million dollar projects including the development of a ground-breaking bionic heart. Some of his research ideas and collaborations across Asia and North America are pushing the boundaries of medical science with the promise of saving countless lives. His medical work has also taken him on many humanitarian ... Read More »

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